Category Archives: Culture & Heritage

Walk of Fame Induction this Saturday

Over the years, quite a few New Rochelleans have received national or international acclaim for their accomplishments.  To celebrate this interesting history of achievement, the City and the Business Improvement District established a Walk of Fame at Library Green back in 2011.  Made possible through the initiative and philanthropy of former resident Roderick Kennedy and … Continue reading Walk of Fame Induction this Saturday

May 1st Opening at Mahlstedt Gallery

The Mahlstedt Gallery at 415 Huguenot Street is among the most interesting and exciting display spaces in our region – a historic building that’s been beautifully restored as both a business and showcase for the work of internationally prominent visual artists. On Thursday, May 1st from 6pm to 9pm, you can attend the opening reception … Continue reading May 1st Opening at Mahlstedt Gallery

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Ears

Quick . . . who would be a celebrating his 450th birthday this year?  If you guessed Galileo, you’re right!  But, well, that’s not really the point, because there was another notable birth in 1564 – William Shakespeare.  And nearly five centuries later, Shakespeare retains a pretty breathtaking and seemingly timeless influence over the English … Continue reading Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Ears

Saving a Piece of History

The former Presbyterian Church on North Avenue, just south of City Hall, is one of New Rochelle’s most prominent historic buildings, but having been abandoned for many years (and under the ownership of a City government that was hard-pressed to devote funds to maintenance), it had fallen into considerable disrepair.  With structural problems constituting a … Continue reading Saving a Piece of History

Art Walk in Downtown New Rochelle This Weekend

New Rochelle’s rich artistic and creative traditions help shape our history and remain a vital part of our community’s character today.  The arts also play an important role in stimulating economic growth and helping Main Streets thrive. That’s why New Rochelle’s Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) has made promotion of the arts a focus of … Continue reading Art Walk in Downtown New Rochelle This Weekend